HELICOPTER RESCUES ONE OF TWO MEN WITH VEHICLE STUCK IN SAND IN WONDER VALLEY
By Z107.7 News, on September 8th, 2017
A missing person’s report Wednesday led to the rescue of two men who had gotten their vehicle stuck in the sand in Wonder Valley. Deputies were called to the 80500 block of Amboy Road about 8:20 p.m. for a report of missing persons, where they learned that a father and his 20-year-old son were lost somewhere in the desert. The Sheriff’s Department called in its helicopter, but the pilots were unable to find them or their vehicle. The son finally walked out to a home and called his mother, and he was then able to tell deputies that he and his father had gotten their vehicle stuck in sand between Amboy Road and Highway 62. The helicopter then found the vehicle and picked up and returned the older man—described as “drunk” —to his family, who said they would retrieve their vehicle Thursday. Last week, on August 28, a Sheriff’s deputy rescued three tourists from Spain who got their rental car stuck in sand in the Quackenbush live fire area on the Marine Base.